Missouri Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum (CORE 42)

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Central Methodist University is participating in the Missouri Core Curriculum Transfer Act (Missouri Senate Bill 997). Commonly referred to as CORE 42, the Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer Curriculum is a recommended lower-division core curriculum of at least forty-two semester credit hours that was developed by the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE).

Missouri's CORE 42 is a statewide general education course of study intended to ensure graduates possess a common core of college-level knowledge and skills distributed across the broad Knowledge Areas of: Communications, Humanities & Fine Arts, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences.

CORE 42 Transfer Guidelines

CORE 42 was also established to facilitate the transfer of those academic credits among other public and participating private institutions of higher education in the State of Missouri.

Students may transfer MOTR courses in one of three ways:

  • Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree and transfer to another public or participating private institution of higher education shall have completed all lower-division general education requirements at the receiving institution. Students shall receive full credit, including any prerequisites or requirements in the major, for all MOTR courses transferred. The receiving institution cannot require the student take additional lower-division general education courses. A student may, however, have to take additional lower-division courses to fulfill program or institutional requirements.

  • Students who complete the CORE 42, at any public or participating independent institution of higher education, shall be considered as having completed all lower-division general education requirements at a receiving institution. Students shall receive full credit, including any prerequisites or requirements in the major, for all MOTR courses transferred. The receiving institution cannot require the student take additional lower-division general education courses. A student may, however, have to take additional lower-division courses to fulfill program or institutional requirements.

  • Students who complete individual MOTR courses that comprise the CORE 42 are guaranteed to transfer one-to-one among all public and participating independent colleges and universities in Missouri.

NOTE: Courses that do not have the CORE 42 designation may still transfer, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer in order to be sure.

Additional Information

CMU's Office of the Registrar: 660-248-6265 or registrar@centralmethodist.edu

Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) Core Transfer Curriculum website: https://dhe.mo.gov/core42.php

Course Transfer Tracker: This tool is used to see how general education courses will transfer to other public institutions in Missouri. This tool is continually updated; however, it is always best to check with your receiving institution to ensure that you are enrolling in the appropriate courses. https://journeytocollege.mo.gov/finish/transfer-credit/core-42/

CMU CORE 42 Transfer Courses

Humanities & Fine Arts
MOTR COURSE NUMBER MOTR COURSE NAME TRANSFER CREDITS IHE COURSE NAME IHE COURSE NUMBER
MOTR ARTS 100 Art Appreciation 3 Art Appreciation AR111
MOTR ARTS 101 Art History I 3 Art History I AR186
MOTR ARTS 102 Art History II 3 Art History II AR188
MOTR LANG 103 Spanish I 3 Elementary Spanish I SP101
MOTR LANG 104 Spanish II 3 Elementary Spanish I SP102
MOTR MUSC 100 Music Appreciation 3 Music Appreciation MU 188
MOTR PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Introduction to Western Philosophy PL106
MOTR RELG 100 World Religion 3 Religion and the Human Adventure RL 122
Mathematical Sciences
MOTR COURSE NUMBER MOTR COURSE NAME TRANSFER CREDITS IHE COURSE NAME IHE COURSE NUMBER
MOTR MATH 110 Statistical Reasoning 3 Statistical Reasoning MA 105
MOTR MATH 120 Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling 3 Quantitative Reasoning MA 109
MOTR MATH 120 Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling 3 Quantitative Reasoning Intensive MA 109I
MOTR MATH 130 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3 College Algebra MA 103
MOTR MATH 130 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3 College Algebra Intensive MA 103I
Natural Sciences
MOTR COURSE NUMBER MOTR COURSE NAME TRANSFER CREDITS IHE COURSE NAME IHE COURSE NUMBER
MOTR BIOL 100EV   Essentials in Biology 3 Introduction to Environmental Science BI 105
MOTR BIOL 100LEV Essentials in Biology with Lab 4 Introduction to Environmental Science/Intro to Env. Science Lab BI105/105L
MOTR BIOL 150 Biology 3 General Biology BI 101
MOTR BIOL 150L Biology with Lab 4 Principles of Biology with Lab BI 101/101L
MOTR CHEM 150 Chemistry I 3 General Chemistry CH 111
MOTR CHEM 150L Chemistry I with Lab 4 General Chemistry with Lab CH 111/111L
MOTR GEOL 100 Geology 3 Exploring Geology GL 105
MOTR GEOL 100L Geology with Lab 4 Exploring Geology with Lab GL 105/105L
MOTR LIFS 150 Human Biology 3 Human Biology BI 106
MOTR LIFS 150L Human Biology with Lab 4 Human Biology/Lab BI106/106L
MOTR PHYS 110 Essentials in Physical Sciences 3 Concepts in Physical Science SC 101
MOTR PHYS 110L Essentials in Physical Sciences with Lab 4 Concepts in Physical Science with Lab SC 101/101L
MOTR PHYS 150 Physics I 3 General Physics I PH 111
MOTR PHYS 150L Physics I with Lab 4 General Physics I & Lab PH 111/111L
MOTR PHYS 200L Advanced Physics I with Lab 5 Calculus Physics I and lab PH 205/205L
Oral Communication
MOTR COURSE NUMBER MOTR COURSE NAME TRANSFER CREDITS IHE COURSE NAME IHE COURSE NUMBER
MOTR COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Public Speaking CT 101
Social & Behavioral Sciences
MOTR COURSE NUMBER MOTR COURSE NAME TRANSFER CREDITS IHE COURSE NAME IHE COURSE NUMBER
MOTR CRJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Introduction to Criminal Justice  CJ 100 
MOTR ECON 100 Introduction to Economics 3 General Economics EC 101
MOTR ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 Macroeconomics EC 201
MOTR ECON 102 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 Microeconomics EC 202
MOTR HIST 101 American History I 3 Development of the United States I HI 117
MOTR HIST 102 American History II 3 Development of the United States II  Hl 118
MOTR HIST 201 World History I 3 World History I Hl 101
MOTR HIST 202 World History II 3 World History II Hl 102
MOTR POSC 101 American Government 3 Introduction to American National, State and Local Government PS 101
MOTR PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 General Psychology PY 101
MOTR SOCI 101 General Sociology 3 Introduction to Sociology SO 101
Written Communication
MOTR COURSE NUMBER MOTR COURSE NAME TRANSFER CREDITS IHE COURSE NAME IHE COURSE NUMBER
MOTR ENGL 100 Composition I 3 College Composition ENG 110
MOTR ENGL 200 Composition II 3 College Composition II EN 111